Quinn Emanuel ACA Clients Urge Fed. Circ. To OK $184M Fees

By Dorothy Atkins (April 1, 2022, 7:55 PM EDT) -- A group of health care plan insurers represented by Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP have urged the Federal Circuit to affirm class counsel's $184 million attorney fee award for settlements totaling $3.7 billion that resolve litigation over so-called risk corridor payments under the Affordable Care Act.

In a 73-page response brief, the insurers argued Thursday that objections raised by Kaiser and United Healthcare health plan insurers largely ignore "key facts" that U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Kathryn C. Davis relied upon in determining that Quinn Emanuel's fee request was reasonable.

The insurers said Judge Davis awarded fees based on...

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